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Mills & Reeve LLP

78-84 COLMORE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2AB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
DX:
707290 BIRMINGHAM 65
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Kevin Lowe

Tel:
Work 0121 456 8382
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Tax.

Position

Kevin leads the corporate tax team at Mills & Reeve and advises on the variety of tax issues that arise for the firm’s private and public sector clients. His experience includes giving tax advice on M&A transactions, venture capital and private equity, reorganisations, outsourcing, setting up in the UK, international transactions, VAT advice, property tax, employment tax and taxes relating to funding transactions.

Career

Trained Eversheds; qualified 1992; solicitor Eversheds 1992-96; associate Eversheds 1996-98; associate Wragge & Co 1998-99; partner Wragge & Co 1999-2012; head of human resouces group Wragge & Co 2004-06; head of tax Wragge & Co 2006-12; partner and head of corporate tax Mills & Reeve 2013 to date; head of corporate/commercial national service line Mills & Reeve 2015 to date. Publications of note: author of tax chapter of now dis-continued Sweet & Maxwell publication ‘Private Equity Transactions’.

Member

Chartered Institute of Taxation; West Midlands Branch (ex-chairman).

Education

Sheffield University (1989 LLB (Hons)); College of Law, Chester (1990).


West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Corporate tax

Mills & Reeve LLP’s ‘timely, responsive and pragmatic’ team handles a mixture of tax work, including transactional tax matters, investment funds and share schemes. Kevin Lowe is ‘proactive and helpful, and able to explain the various clauses in the documents clearly for clients’ – he advised Richardson International Limited on its purchase of European Oat Millers and land it leased, and also advised PayPoint on the sale of its mobile payment services business to Volkswagen Financial Services for £26.5m. Lowe also advised the shareholders of Molecular Products Group on the company’s sale to Arlington Capital Partners, and Allinea Software on the tax elements of its sale to ARM. In the investment funds space, Neil Pearson advises Maven Capital Partners and Livingbridge VC on their portfolio investments – in particular, he advised Livingbridge on an investment into In the Style. Fund formation work includes advising Big Issue Invest on the formation of Big Issue Invest Outcomes Investment Fund, a £30m European Social Enterprise Fund with a significant commitment from Big Society Capital. Away from funds, Pearson advises The Funding Circle on employee share scheme matters.

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